From a media release:
CBC DELIVERS A DOUBLE DOSE OF DRAMA WITH TWO CROSSOVER EPISODES OF HIT SERIES MURDOCH MYSTERIES AND REPUBLIC OF DOYLE
- Allan Hawco guest stars as Jake Doyle’s early ancestor on MURDOCH MYSTERIES, November 25
- Yannick Bisson becomes a modern day Murdoch on REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, January 29
CBC delivers more primetime drama as hit series MURDOCH MYSTERIES and REPUBLIC OF DOYLE deliver two crossover episodes featuring stars Yannick Bisson and Allan Hawco as they swap series in guest starring roles. Tune -in and learn more about the Doyle clans roots as Allan Hawco guest stars as Jake Doyle’s great-great-grandfather on period crime drama MURDOCH MYSTERIES, Monday, November 25 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). Then, Murdoch takes a modern twist as Yannick Bisson plays a present day police officer on REPUBLIC OF DOYLE airing Wednesday, January 29 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT).
In Republic of Murdoch, when a traveller is found dead in his hotel room clutching an ancient map, it leads Murdoch and Crabtree (Jonny Harris) to the Colony of Newfoundland. There, a flinty character named Jacob Doyle (Allan Hawco) becomes Murdoch’s prime suspect. As he delves deeper into the case, Murdoch uncovers bitter feuds and promises of riches that reveal the true motive behind the murder. Set in Toronto during the early 1900s, MURDOCH MYSTERIES follows Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) as he uses unusual forensic techniques for the time to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders.
In If The Shoe Fits Des (Mark O’Brien) buys the contents of an unclaimed storage locker and finds a rather unexpected surprise inside. Then, a strange kidnapping case leads Jake and Des (Mark O’Brien) to cross paths with Toronto cop Bill Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), but Jake’s suspicious of the mainland officer when it appears he isn’t telling them the whole truth. REPUBLIC OF DOYLE stars Allan Hawco as the charming and bold detective Jake Doyle, who struggles daily to navigate the complications of running the family P.I. business while keeping his very volatile private life in check.